is this a student version? if so they don't allow it.
No, not a student version.
Starting in 2007 SP 3 licenses became more stringant. They added a selection
under the help pull down called "Release/take License" (I am going by memeory by what it is called, but this is the general title). When this license is released
or taken it records back to Solidworks. So, it sounds like you are trying to borrow/steal a license that has not been released possibly.
Were you given permissions to use this license?
I would suggest not doing this illegally. Do it by calling your local reseller.
Illegal? Stealing? No don't think so. Maybe a little more info was needed on my part. Sorry.
From the network license administrator, I borrowed the Solidwork license, date set for 1 week due to traveling.
License usage shows my name as using license.
Disconnected from company server and shut down machine.
Restarted machine, still not connected to network, started Solidworks and borrowed license worked fine. Shut down and then left for trip.
At airport while waiting started machine and Solidworks gave error message - ...could not obtain license...node error...
Tried at layover, same error. What a pain. No doing work while traveling on plane or during layovers.
When checked into hotel, started again and worked fine. Not sure what was happening during air travel, but problem not present now.
Did you happen to borrow the license while using a "wired" network connection?
Did you try to use SolidWorks while using a "wireless" connection? (Even if for nothing in particular.)
The borrowing can be very particular with which mode of connection was used for the borrowing, as well as returning.
I'm not certain but it is a possibility that when borrowed via a wired connection, then attempting to run with only a wireless connection that the local License Manager doesn't see the authorization.
Just a thought...
I have always had to borrow both standard and pro to use pro stuff